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Mercedes to release Esteban Ocon early for Renault Abu Dhabi test

Mercedes and Renault have reached an agreement over the start date of Esteban Ocon at his new team, freeing the youngster to take part in testing following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was announced in August that long-term Mercedes protégé Ocon will return to the Formula 1 grid in 2020 after signing a two-year deal with Renault. Ocon started 50 grands prix for Manor and Force India across 2016 to 2018 but was left without a seat for 2019, and instead took up the role of Mercedes’ reserve driver. Ocon has undertaken extensive hours in Mercedes’ simulator this year, attended engineering briefings, and has received some track time in the W10 during Pirelli tyre...
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